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Snack Mix Squares

A fun snack mix pressed into chewy bars, this treat is popular with kids of all ages. Someone is always asking me for this quick and easy recipe. —Lisa Byler, Millersburg, Indiana
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    about 3 dozen


  • 2-1/2 cups halved pretzel sticks
  • 2 cups Corn Chex
  • 1-1/2 cups M&M's
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 5 cups miniature marshmallows


  • In a large bowl, combine pretzels, cereal and M&M's. In a large saucepan over low heat, melt butter and peanut butter. Add marshmallows; cook and stir until marshmallows are melted and mixture is smooth.
  • Pour over pretzel mixture; stir to coat. Press into a greased 13x9-in. pan. Cool until firm; cut into squares.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 114 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 107mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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  • Jody
    Jun 21, 2018

    I have made this recipe 2 times now I did 1/2 cup Reese's Pieces and a 1/2 cup Heath candy bar pieces and it turned out good my family loved it

  • kfnb
    Aug 16, 2016

    I made these squares for our community pot luck. I used chocolate Chex cereal and Reese Pieces. They turned out real tasty.

  • Queenlalisa
    Jan 17, 2016

    This is some addictive stuff!!!!! Delicious!

  • LBResort
    May 25, 2015

    After reading the reviews, we cut the butter in half and added a hand full (1/2 lb) of cashew pieces. The pretzel sticks lost most of the salt, so I suggest sprinkling kosher salt on top to taste. After spreading the mix, we put in the freezer for 10 minutes. No problem with the mix setting up and getting firm. The squares were a big hit at our Memorial Weekend gathering. This will be standard fare for our summer family gatherings!

  • cheezhed68
    Oct 14, 2014

    These are terrific!

  • kelliemurray
    Sep 30, 2014

    Is there a reason why you use corn chex and not any other chex? I would think rice chex would be good because of the crispness.

  • mkaskela
    Oct 7, 2013

    Gooey & delicious:)

  • JGa2595176
    Jul 29, 2013

    Such an easy, colorful and tasty recipe. Like Rice Crispie Treats all dressed up! I wanted to have a few fallback kids friendly treat recipes before school starts and this one fits the bill. Will make again for sure.

  • masoian
    Dec 28, 2012

    I've made this recipe several times and we all love it (especially my granddaughter!). It's very easy. My only caution is that I always use a smaller pan - the bars seem much too thin if put in a 9x13 pan.

  • kgraves_gd
    Sep 30, 2011

    I LOVE these! I've made them for so many different occasions and always get great compliments. I don't like chocolate, so I swap out the m&ms for reeses pieces.